Manchester City star Jason Denayer may head to France

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Jason Denayer impressed during a season-long stay at Celtic Park and now reports in France are claiming a temporary Lyon switch could be in the offing.

Highly-rated Belgian international and Manchester City prospect Jason Denayer could yet be set for a move away from the Etihad this summer, with Lyon reportedly keen, according to French publication Le Progres.

The 20-year-old centre-back was a stand out performer for Celtic last season, during his loan stay at Parkhead, playing 44 times for the Hoops and scoring six goals along the way.

Voted PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year, Denayer was instrumental in helping Celtic secure a Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup double.

Recalled to Manchester City at the end of his loan stint, Denayer had looked set to remain at the Etihad and fight for a first team place.

However French publication Le Progres is now reporting that a move to Lyon on loan could yet be a possibility.

Denayer is in the final year of his contract with the Sky Blues and is reportedly seeking assurances over playing time next term.

Lyon are keen to complete a move for the defender though, with the report claiming that the club has held talks with the Belgian over a possible Stade Gerland switch.

The report does not specify whether talks have been held with Manchester City though and with the Sky Blues keen to bolster their defensive options, they could be hesitant to part ways with Denayer.

One possible scenario could see Denayer sign an improved deal with City before heading to Lyon on loan as part of the next chapter in his ongoing development.

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